[USN-5148-1] hivex vulnerability

Paulo Flabiano Smorigo pfsmorigo at canonical.com
Tue Nov 16 20:42:51 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5148-1
November 16, 2021

hivex vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.10
- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


hivex could be made to crash or leak information if it received specially
crafted input.

Software Description:
- hivex: utilities for reading and writing Windows Registry hives


It was discovered that hivex incorrectly handled certain input. An attacker
could use this vulnerability to cause a crash or obtain sensitive information.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 21.10:
  libhivex-bin                    1.3.19-1ubuntu3.21.10.1
  libhivex0                       1.3.19-1ubuntu3.21.10.1

Ubuntu 21.04:
  libhivex-bin                    1.3.19-1ubuntu3.21.04.1
  libhivex0                       1.3.19-1ubuntu3.21.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libhivex-bin                    1.3.18-2ubuntu0.1
  libhivex0                       1.3.18-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  libhivex-bin                    1.3.15-1ubuntu0.1
  libhivex0                       1.3.15-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


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